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Farquhar to run KMR bikes at North West 200

'Everything remains up in the air at the moment and I have no commitments from anyone yet...[But] I'll be running a few bikes and I'll definitely be involved' - Ryan Farquhar
Ryan Farquhar says his KMR Kawasaki team will “definitely be involved” with next year's Vauxhall International North West 200.

The Northern Ireland rider, who retired from road racing following the tragic death of his uncle, Trevor Ferguson, at the Manx Grand Prix in August, has yet to finalise the full details of his commitments to the event - which will run from May 12-18 - but confirmed his bikes will be on the grid in Portstewart.

Farquhar told the Belfast News Letter: “Everything remains up in the air at the moment and I have no commitments from anyone yet, although one thing I do know is that I'll be running a few bikes and I'll definitely be involved.

“The organisers are keen for me to come to the North West 200 with more riders on my Supertwin machines.

“I don't know if I'll be going to the North West with one Supertwin, or two, three or four bikes - it'll be another month before I'll have any idea of what is happening,” he said.

“It just depends on the amount of funding that I'm able to bring in and until that happens I'm not able to make any commitments to any riders.”

Rising prospect Jamie Hamilton rode in the KMR colours this season, claiming a major victory in the Supertwin class at the Southern 100 in the Isle of Man in July and Farquhar is hopeful he can run the young Ulster prospect again in 2013.

“I'd like to be able to do something with Jamie again and I'm talking with other riders, but it's too early yet to say,” he said.

Farquhar won the inaugural Supertwin races at the North West and Isle of Man TT this year, with ex-Grand Prix ace Jeremy McWilliams and event stalwart Michael Rutter putting the icing on the cake for Farquhar at the NW200 as they completed a KMR Kawasaki clean-sweep of the rostrum positions.

Related Pictures

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Ryan Farquhar at the Skerries 100 road races near Dublin
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
Peter Hickman in the Senior TT on the Smiths BMW.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Bruce Anstey on his way to victory in the TT Zero race.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Alan Bonner was killed in an incident at the 33rd Milestone.
Jochem van den Hoek.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
Dan Kneen celebrates with his team after sealing his maiden Isle of Man TT rostrum in the Superstock race.
Ian Hutchinson celebrates his Superstock victory.
Ian Hutchinson on his way to victory in the Superstock TT on the Tyco BMW.
Davey Lambert in the RST Superbike race.
A Sidecar narrowly missed spectators in an incident that was captured in a video posted on YouTube.
James Hillier on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the opening Supersport TT race.
Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.
Peter Hickman claimed his maiden podium at the Isle of Man TT with a runner-up finish in the RST Superbike race.

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Maggers - Unregistered

November 04, 2012 10:28 PM

Some of you lot with your comments are *****s. I doubt you even ride bikes. RF has been talking about retiring for the last couple of years and his uncles death was the final nudge that he needed. He's only the most successful road racer ever so he can do wtf he wants. If that means he builds already proven bikes for other racers then that's his choice as it is the choice of those riders to race in the first place. Fcuk me some of you need to get a life.

Johnny13 - Unregistered

November 05, 2012 12:58 AM

@ the troll using different names to post the same comment..... Answer me this then, hypocrisy in this instance, is to put yourself in a situation that would endanger other's without ever having been in the situation yourself? By definition that is hypocrisy. Being that Farquahr is the most successful road racer ever, I would suggest hypocrisy perhaps should be used for Paul Bird, or Buckmaster, or even Palmer and MSV for putting on BSB or the organisers, but then without them we would have no teams or racing. But NOT for an ex racer determined to keep the dream of kids like he once was alive, by emparting unbridled knowledge, producing a winning machine and dissappearing into the background with a wry smile when they do.......Just sayin...

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